Today's guest is Yanis Varoufakis, the world renowned economist, member of the Hellenic parliament, and former Greek finance minister who’s been called the “rockstar politician who took on the EU.” This was an absolutely mind blowing conversation, and I recommend approaching it like the most enlightening and enjoyable economics class you'll ever have.
You may have noticed a bit more politics on the show recently (see Mark Gober, episode 172). This isn't a coincidence. The world is waking up to the skewed state of things; namely, the fundamental unfairness that an enlightened, or even basically civilized society should be striving to overcome, not promote. I stay away from politics as much as I can, but it's our collective duty to remedy that which keeps humanity in a state of fear and anger.
In his new book, Another Now, Yanis asks us to imagine a world with no banks, no stock market, no tech giants, and no billionaires. What would a fair and equal society actually look like?
Tune in for a brutally honest history lesson and a far more optimistic discussion on how we can make the future better.
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Connect with Yanis Varoufakis on Twitter @yanisvaroufakis and his website, yanisvaroufakis.eu
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